Playing Cards in Tent
FES Title: ‘Playing cards in tent.
Alternate Titles: A Friendly Game (1911, 1979)
Date: 08/15/1904
Size: 19.675″H x 29.675″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Schoonover, Frank E. “The Edge of the Wilderness.” Scribner’s Magazine, April 1905: 447.
caption: A friendly game

Seton, Ernest Thomson. “Is Our Fur Supply in Danger?” World’s Work, March 1924: 501.
caption: The Indian would rather gamble than eat, and as a result he not infrequently doesn’t eat. He would pay anything to look at a card–traps, gun, squaw, anything that he is allowed to, and though his wisdom when in bad luck never waxes, his childish delight when in good never wanes

Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of the Wilderness, edited by Cortlandt Schoonover. Toronto: Methuen, 1974: 111.
caption: A friendly game

Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 110.
caption: Playing cards in tent

Brandywine River Museum. Frank E. Schoonover, Illustrator. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1979: 23, 49. (catalog)
caption: A Friendly Game, 1904

Inscription: ll: F.E. Schoonover
Exhibitions: 1911 PAFA; 1979 FES (catalog)
Comments: Glenbow #62.45.1; seen 8/03; form 8/21/03; index; edit; non-trany 4×5
[ verso not accessible]; restored
Commentary: “In the evening the whole tent population joined in card playing – a sort of betting game in which they used boxes of matches as our chip equivalent. A girl not in the game played the accordian and kept the fire.” (trip diary – January 28) See #194 for further commentary.


Provenance: Artist; Helen L. Card, Latendorf Bookshop, New York; Collection of Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (April 25, 1962)
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